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Joel D. Lafargue
Joel D. Lafargue

New York Times, Friday, August 29, 1986

5-Down : ___ Beach, Calif.

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,443
Across
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Side of a ship : BEAM
5
El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Hank of coaching fame : STRAM
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Escutcheon border : ORLE
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Hedda Hopper tidbit : ITEM
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"Oh, give me ___ ... " : AHOME
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Happy : GLAD
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Satirist Freberg : STAN
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Claudel's "The ___ Slipper" : SATIN
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Gator's kin : CROC
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Salty assent? : AYE
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Wartime riveter : ROSIE
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Keep this under your hat : HEAD
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Climatic problem : SMOG
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Solitary : ALONE
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Give ___ up (help) : ALEG
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Cider gal of song : IDA
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BEVEL STAGE : MIXEDVEGETABLES
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___ Porath, Swedish film actor : OVE
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Place with a lock on education : YALE
45
Italian meter man : DANTE
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When a signorina sups : SERA
48
Bird on a spree? : LARK
50
Daly's co-star on TV : GLESS
51
Angle or cycle preceder : TRI
53
First name in stunts : EVEL
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APE TOOTS : MASHEDPOTATOES
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Heavenly butter? : ARIES
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M.P.'s captive : AWOL
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"Heroides" poet : OVID
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Drummer Shelly : MANNE
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Descartes : RENE
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Egyptian flower : NILE
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Alamogordo event : ATEST
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Biblical dill : ANET
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Snail-paced : SLOW
Down
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Marshland : BOG
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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He gets Alda glory : ALAN
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Intern's study : MEDICINE
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___ Beach, Calif. : PISMO
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Fasten (to) : ATTACH
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Act the usher : SEAT
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Hawks' home : OMNI
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Impudent : SASSY
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North Sea feeder : THAMES
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French butcher's product : ROTI
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Plant yielding a yellow dye : AMIL
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Part of a biblical warning : MENE
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Avaricious : GREEDY
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Service trainee : CADET
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___ fizz (gin drink) : RAMOS
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Salad ingredient : OLIVE
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Bobby-___ : SOXER
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Rarin' to go : EAGER
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Hood's drink : ALE
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"Now We Are Six" author : MILNE
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"Golden Boy" playwright : ODETS
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Argon and neon : GASES
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Doohickey : GADGET
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Well-founded : VALID
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Guido note : ELA
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They may be sent up in trials : BALLOONS
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Acropolis site : ATHENS
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Organic compound : KETONE
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Button on a lane : RESET
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Domestic staff member : VALET
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___ Cass : MAMA
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Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
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Trig function : SINE
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Kind of phrase? : PARA
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Author Wister : OWEN
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Sinister : EVIL
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Rustic sight : SILO
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"The Foggy, Foggy ___" : DEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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